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First time build for gaming 4 weeks to build

post #1 of 6
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So yh Ordered everything today and waiting for the parts, Should be receiving all of them on Tomorrow and CPU and RAM on Monday so should start building it then and uploading loads of pictures.

The spec are these:

Intel Core i7 950 Bloomfield 45nm
NZXT Phantom Black Full Tower Case
Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU
Corsair Memory XMS3 Classic 6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz CAS 8
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58
LG W2261VP 22" LCD Wide Full HD Gaming Monitor 1920 x 1080 Glossy black
Asus GTX 470 1280MB GDDR5 Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache
Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Edited by ronyz - 12/16/10 at 10:26am
post #2 of 6
ok,

Ditch the i7 build, go with the i7 760.

Go with 4Gb of Ripjaws

Ditch the GTX400 series and go with the HD6850 with a dedicated physx card

PSU is meh, go with something like a 650w Antec truepower new

The samsung F3 1TB drive would be perfect for you.

The sabertooth isn't great, it's pretty Over priced. The Asus P6P55D-E, retails for around £100.

Edited by compuman145 - 12/13/10 at 6:58pm
post #3 of 6
Check the items in this combo out. Big savings and it has amny of the stuff you currently have for cheaper.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.563968
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Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P67A-UD3-B3 GeForce GTX 660 Corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1600 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P67A-UD3-B3 GeForce GTX 660 Corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1600 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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I thank that is a little over 700 pounds
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P67A-UD3-B3 GeForce GTX 660 Corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1600 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
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Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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post #5 of 6
OK,

So, linking him a machine in the US is about as usful as a fart in the wind. Your prices are always lower than the UK, he's certainly not about to import that machine to the UK and, anyway, it's not really going to work.
post #6 of 6
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Yh i dont have the time to wait for the parts to come if i order from USA however it would save me a lot of money, anyway i prefer parts being from EU or UK sites but i guess i will be using ebay most of the time as it should be cheaper.

Part wise the i5 760 and i7 950 are about £60-70 difference which imo not that much for the increase it offers, as far as i know however i might just get the cheaper one and save money for when sandy bridge, Motherboard wise I am not sure i have always liked ASUS as not a single product from them ever disappointed me. As i will require to change my motherboard for sandy bridge i wouldnt want to spend ****loads for it now so something slightly cheaper would be an option at the moment i do like Gigabyte GA X58A UD3R as its only about £150 and i everything else i found similar is only more for example sabertooth.
Furthermore GPU at the moment i have a choice between GTX 460 or 470 or HD 5850 and 6850. Cant make my mind up here
RAM i would prefer 6gb than 4gb so ripjaws are slightly too expensive i think.
Case here i thought i decided to get CM storm scout however now i cant make my mind up, i want a case thats good looking, silent as well as not more than around £60-80
PSU i rl dont know but Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK) seems to be decent and on my price budget as well as powerfull enough for dual GPU which is what i will be upgrading first i think going ether double 460 or 470 unless i go for ATI HD series.

So yh help this clueless bastard out as im stuck and i wana start ordering the parts so i have the before xmas

Edit:

Did some more research and i think i wana go for Radeon HD 5850 and overclock it to 5870 speeds and later on upgrade it to xfire then get a cheaper CPU with Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R and Corsair TX 650W which will also allow me dual 5850 for future. Then case and ram wise i need help.

Opinions and advice would be much appreciated as im just throwing out ideas.
Edited by ronyz - 12/14/10 at 8:58am
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